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US Mothers – Spending more time in the labor force than in the past, but also more time on child care

In 2016, moms spent about 25 hours a week on paid work, compared with nine hours in 1965. At the same time, they spent 14 hours a week on child care, up from 10 hours a week in 1965. (Dads, too, are spending more time in child care than they were a half-century ago.) Seven-in-ten … Continue reading

UK – 54,000 new mothers may be forced out of their jobs each year report says

New research suggests that around 54,000 new mothers may be forced out of their jobs in Britain each year. These findings are based on a survey of over 3,200 women by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, in which 11% of the women interviewed reported having been dismissed, made compulsorily redundant where others in their … Continue reading

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind – NYTimes.com

As recently as 1990, the United States had one of the top employment rates in the world for women, but it has now fallen behind many European countries. After climbing for six decades, the percentage of women in the American work force peaked in 1999, at 74 percent for women between 25 and 54. It … Continue reading

Labor force participation among young moms and dads in US – Mothers are working a greater portion of the year

Over the past four decades, the labor force has changed dramatically. Women’s labor market participation rates have risen, and women are increasingly working throughout their adult lives. One consequence of these changes is that men’s and women’s roles have been converging, with men taking a more active role at home, doing a greater share of … Continue reading

Women and Motherhood in UK – Half of childless women would consider not starting a family for their career

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that they would consider not starting a family, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The survey of 2,000 women from a range of business sectors, half with children and half without, suggests two-thirds (67%) are … Continue reading

Maternity and paternity at work around the world – An ILO Report

The year 2019 will mark both the ILO’s 100th anniversary and the first centenary of international labour standards on maternity protection. In fact, protecting maternity at work was one of the primary concerns of the ILO. It was during the first International Labour Conference in 1919 that the first Convention on maternity protection (Convention No. … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Increase in US – Would benefit 4.7 million moms and 2.6 million, working dads finds EPI

About 22 million moms are working in the United States today. Over one-fifth of all working moms would get a raise if we increased the minimum wage to $10.10. That’s 4.7 million moms and their families who would see an increase in wages with that modest minimum wage increase. And, not to be left out, 11.6 … Continue reading

US Stay-at-Home Mothers – Their number rose to 29% in 2012 finds Pew Research

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.1 This rise over the past dozen years represents the reversal of a long-term decline in “stay-at-home” mothers that had … Continue reading

Unemployed Mothers in US – Staying at home

More mothers in the United States are staying home, but the increase is linked more to unemployment and demographic changes than to choice, a study published Tuesday suggested.  In 2012, nearly one in three mothers, or 29 percent, did not work outside the home, up from 23 percent in 1999, said the study from the … Continue reading

US – Birthrate fell to “another record low” in 2012

Last September, the U.S. government announced that our birthrate fell to “another record low” in 2012, following a long, steady slide since the Baby Boom after World War II. It goes without saying that, morally speaking, there’s nothing wrong with this. It’s natural, in a way. All over the world, birthrates tend to fall along with … Continue reading

Moms in US / Trailing on Paid Leave

…Only 12 percent of workers get paid time off to care for a baby or a sick parent, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Rhode Island this month became the third state to start a paid family leave insurance program, which was initiated by California in 2004 and by New Jersey in 2009. A bill introduced … Continue reading

Paternity Leave / What happens when men cut back on work to fulfill family obligations?

Research shows that working men and women tend to make different adjustments when they become parents. Women typically resolve work-family conflicts by reducing their work hours, whereas men typically increase their work hours. And when women take maternity leave or temporarily cut back to part-time, many employers, rightly or wrongly, perceive them to be less … Continue reading

Mothers in US / More fatigued than dads

For the first time, the survey is asking parents how they feel about that. Mothers, they found, feel exhausted Continue reading

Recession / Mothers Are Tougher on Kids

A down economy can impact family life. But an uptick in strict maternal behavior stems more from anticipation of hard times rather than actual exposure Continue reading

Moms / Do babies matter to academic careers?

It’s a question three researchers have spent a decade answering, and their findings are now available in what may be the most comprehensive look at gender, family and academe ever published. (Spoiler alert: the answer is “yes.”) The book, Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower, out this month from Rutgers University … Continue reading

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